Sunday, September 2, 2012

Quote Of The Week

‘We won’t have the fact-checkers dictate our campaign. We will not let the truth get in the way.’”

Neil Newhouse, Pollster, Mitt Romney campaign

This quote is attributed to Mr Newhouse by Barack Obama as reported by the New York Times.

There is only one problem, it is not what Mr Newhouse said. What he said, while a little similar, has an entirely different meaning.

Following is the real quote:

“These fact-checkers come to those ads with their own sets of thoughts and beliefs. We’re not going to let our campaign be dictated by fact-checkers.”

Read the article

While the statement he made was kind of a dumb one to make IMHO, it is not the same as what Obama said and what the New York Times is reporting.

We might as well get used to this though, this is the American media.

While no one is calling Obama on this, we do have almost the entire fringe media out furiously fact-checking Paul Ryan's claims of marathon running prowess.

It seems that he misrepresented himself on his fastest marathon time in that he said he ran in less than 3 hours when he actually ran in over 4 hours.

When will these politicians learn that there are records? They can lie but sharp minded investigative journalists will find the truth eventually.

In this case we had the Associated Press, ABC, CBS, NBC, MSNBC, CNN, and the Los Angeles Times uncover this story and report on it.

No word yet if Romney will replace him on the ticket.


Radical Redneck said...

Fact Checker? Ask pShaw, the Queen of Facts!

Brooke said...

Yes, that was a stupid statement; although correct, Newhouse should've just kept it to himself.

As Obama... Why check facts when you can just make them up?

Chuck said...

Redneck, welcome. Not sure about your reference.

Brooke, it is especially easy to make them up if the MSM will fall in line

DaBlade said...

Funny how the MSM picks apart Ryan's off the cuff misspeak on something of ZERO import from over 30 years ago, yet they still haven't found the time to vet obama and call him out on the numerous lies from his memoir.

Chuck said...

DaBlade, no - say it isn't so. Obama didn't lie in his memoir? Next your going to say Harry Re3id had no credibility when calling Romney out on his taxes.

Z said...

Chuck, pShaw is a rabid leftwinger who hangs a lot at Silverfiddle's...

The media's going to pick Romney/Ryan apart SO HARD in the next few weeks it'll be astonishing.
Did you know BAIN is being investigated now for unsavory tax methods? I"ll probably blog it tomorrow; the post is ready.
Yup... WHAT A COINCIDENCE that, in ALL THESE YEARS, it's being looked into NOW :-)
Oh...and the Daily Mall and even the Washington Times is reporting that the black ex girlfriend of Ryan's from college has done time in prison for wire fraud, too. Man, THERE's an indictment of RYan if I ever heard one :)

cube said...

Investigative journalists will only fact check the candidates on the right. The lefties get a pass.